Superhero-Action Manga ‘SHY’ Gets An Anime Adaptation

Written by Bukimi Miki, the Japanese superhero manga SHY follows the superhero Shy. All as she fights alongside other heroes of the Earth plagued by war. As she does her best to keep world peace, she also learns ways to control her shy demeanor. Serialized by Weekly Shonen Champion magazine since August 1, 2019, the manga has a total of 16 volumes to date. However, the manga didn’t receive an anime adaptation, until now.

Studio 8Bit Is In Charge Of The SHY Manga Anime Adaptation

On Wednesday, Weekly Shonen Champion announced the news of its anime adaptation in issue #45. A teaser trailer and key visuals were also released as a part of the announcement. As per Anime News Network, Studio 8Bit, known for the popular Blue Lock anime, is in charge of animating this upcoming series.

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While the animation studio works with content from its existing volumes, another volume just released on October 6, 2022, in Japan. For manga lovers, Yen Press has acquired the rights to publish the series in English. Its first volume is set to release in December.

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SHY is one of the few Yen Press licenses that received an anime adaptation set for the 2023 release. Another popular, award-winning manga serialized by Yen Press, Oshi No Ko will also receive an anime adaptation. Created by Aka Akasaka, popular for his work with Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War, this forthcoming anime series belongs to the supernatural, drama genre.

SHY Manga Won The Newcomer’s Grand Prize In 2016

SHY manga’s official Twitter account also re-tweeted a tribute video for the series’ serialization that happened back in 2019. The video was a compilation of several illustrations from the manga. It originated as a 43-page one-shot manga by Bikumi. It even won the Newcomer’s Grand Prize at the Next Champion Contest held in 2016.

Later on, it also received a nomination in the print category at the Next Manga Awards in 2020. However, apart from these, the manga, unfortunately, didn’t get a lot of attention in terms of awards.

The official synopsis of the English manga reads:

“Earth was on the brink of a third World War when super-powered individuals came forth from each country around the globe, ending the conflict and ushering in a new era of relative peace. Among those heroes, Japan is represented by a timid young girl known as “Shy.” She may spend more time worrying about her own shortcomings than she does battling villains, but she’ll show the world that despite it all she still has the heart of a hero!”

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As of now no official release date has been announced for the anime series.

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